Programs | Defense Energy Technology Challenge
Energy security and independence are two goals at the heart of the U.S. Military’s investment in clean energy technologies.
From it’s own research labs to partnerships with start-ups and major contractors, the U.S. Department of Defense is seeking innovative energy solutions to increase the safety of its troops, lower energy costs, and reduce its reliance on foreign energy supplies.
With collaboration from the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force, CTSI is launching the 4th Annual Defense Energy Technology Challenge to identify top defense-targeted clean energy solutions and match them to existing and upcoming testing and procurement opportunities.
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Solution Feedback Panel Featuring:
- U.S. Army
- U.S. Navy
- U.S. Air Force
- U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
- U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
- U.S. DOE
Organizations with defense-related energy solutions submit application (no fee to apply) by May 10th, 2015. Submitted applications will be reviewed and a select group of 8-10 companies will be invited to present their solutions to a high-level panel of Army, Navy, Air Force, Army Corp of Engineers, DOE and USDA officials in Honolulu on Tuesday, August 25th. After a brief presentation, organizations will receive direct feedback from the panel regarding: solution fit, strengths of technology, challenges of implementation/adoption, positioning guidance, and potential collaboration opportunities.
Key Technology Target Areas:
- Efficiency: Buildings, Power, Waste heat, Lighting
- Grid: Microgrids, Grid Security, Distributed Generation Integration, Grid Management, Storage, Sensing/Monitoring
- Renewables: Solar, Wind, Ocean, Hydro, Geothermal
- Transportation Fuels: Algae, Biomass-to-liquids, Alternative Fuels, Production/Refining Technologies
- Portable Power: Batteries, Fuel Cells, Hybrid Technologies
- Technology Solutions should meet the following criteria:
- Stage of development: prototype through early commercialization
- Solution not currently implemented by a division of the U.S. military
- Organization applying is of sufficient maturity to drive technology to commercialization.
- Companies selected must be willing to send one representative to Honolulu, HI for panel presentation and one-on-one meetings with interested military and corporate partners on August 24-26th.
Project Submission Opening in 2015
Benefits to Participating:
- Technology solution reviewed by team of energy experts
- Opportunity to present technology to panel of U.S. military professionals
- Networking with leading defense contractors, State of Hawaii and Asia-Pacific energy officials.
Selected Companies to Receive:
- 10-12 minute presentation to U.S. military and U.S. agency energy panel
- One conference pass (valid August 24-26th)
- One display for technology solution in or near exhibit hall to showcase technology solution to attendees from across the Pacific Rim.
2014 Defense Energy Challenge Winners Included:
- Altranex Corporation, Canada
- Cella Energy US Inc, Florida
- Eco Waste Solutions, Canada
- FastCAP Systems, Massachusetts
- Fastec Ltd, New Zealand
- Gehrlicher Solar America - TenKsolar, Inc., Maryland
- Geli (Growing Energy Labs Inc.), California
- Leidos, Maryland
- PolyDrop, LLC, Washington
- Protonex, Massachusetts
- SecureWaters Inc, Tennessee
- Sefaira Inc., New York
- Solergy, Inc, California
➽ For additional questions about this program, please contact Sarah Wenning, CTSI.